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Husker Red Penstemon

Bookend your growing season with this burgundy butterfly-attracting plant
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Husker Red Penstemon

Bookend your growing season with this burgundy butterfly-attracting plant
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Blooms in spring and autumn
  • Attractive maroon-colored foliage
Penstemon, sometimes called Beardtongue, produces numerous bell-shaped springtime flowers that are quite showy. Tall racemes of color appear in mid spring, just as other flowers are beginning to... Read More »
  • Zone 3-9
  • Height 24 - 36 inches
  • Flowering Date Mid spring to early summer, may rebloom
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As #1 BAREROOT
Availability: In Stock
SKU: #89252
Husker Red Penstemon
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Product Description

Penstemon, sometimes called Beardtongue, produces numerous bell-shaped springtime flowers that are quite showy. Tall racemes of color appear in mid spring, just as other flowers are beginning to break ground. After a summer rest, these flowers will spring back when the weather cools, ready to give you a second vibrant display. This sturdy, well-branched Husker Red variety will fit in beautifully with both your spring and fall scenery. White flowers with burgundy throats, along with shining maroon foliage, mix and match with mid-season springtime bulbs, and mingle nicely with garden mums on their second bloom. Attracts butterflies and pollinators, easy to grow and deer resistant. Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red
  • Form: Perennial
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 24 - 36 inches
  • Spread: 24 inches
  • Spacing: 24 - 30 inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid spring to early summer, may rebloom
  • Planting Instructions: Plant root with eyes just below the soil. Water well after planting.
  • Winter Care: Mulch +/- 2"
  • Shipped: #1 BAREROOT
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Shipping Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Form: A 24-to 36" spike holding numerous small, bell-shaped flowers, 1.5" in length
  • Foliage Type: Basal leaves are elliptic and stem leaves are lance-shaped to oblong.
  • Resistance: Deer Resistant
  • Pruning: Remove spent flower stems to encourage development of new flowers
  • Soil Requirement: Well drained, dry to medium-dry soils.
  • Watering Requirement: Average to low water needs.
  • Additional Information: Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year (1996).
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

Shipping

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2023 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
1A-3B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23
4A-4B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23
5A 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
5B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23
6A 3/13/23 - 6/2/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/2/23
7A 2/23/23 - 6/2/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/2/23
8A 2/16/23 - 5/12/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/12/23
9A-10B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23
Last Order Date Zones 1A - 7B: 5/29/23
Zones 8A - 10B: 5/8/23

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